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This Career Pathway Certificate of Completion is designed to capture a student's progress at a specific point of their fire science coursework. With coursework focused on professionalism, volunteer experience, building construction and fire behavior, fire prevention and firefighter safety, fireground strategy and tactics, fire protection systems, as well as structural firefighting and other skills, students will develop professional skills vital to the fire service. Students seeking an entry level job or professional development will benefit from the Fire Science Level IV Career Pathway Certificate of Completion.

Graduation Requirements

Students must complete a minimum of 43 credit hours with a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or better. All courses must be completed with a grade of ‘C’ or better.

Courses that are developmental in nature, (designed to prepare students for college transfer courses), are not applicable to this degree.

Complete the graduation application process one term prior to the term of completion (e.g., spring term graduates must apply during winter term).

Program Guide

Plan of Study Grid
First Year
FS100 Principles of Emergency Services 3
FS105 Firefighter Fundamentals I 2
FS180 Internship: Fire Science 1
FS205 Fire Prevention 3
FS200 Strategy and Tactics 3
FS231 Fire Protection Hydraulics and Wate 3
FS110 Firefighter Fundamentals II 2
FS180 Internship: Fire Science 1
FS120 Building Const Related to Fire Svc 3
FS121 Fire Behavior and Combust 3
FS222 Fire Instructor I 3
FS220 Fire Protection Systems 3
FS115 Firefighter Fundamentals III 2
FS130 Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator 1
FS123 Structural Firefighter I 4
FS210 Hazardous Materials for First Respo 2
FS125 Principles of Fire and Emergency S 4
 Total Credits43

Program Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate technical proficiency in fundamental firefighting skills.
  • Apply critical thinking and decision-making skills relevant to fire service scenarios.
  • Demonstrate behaviors consistent with professional and employer expectations.